Friday, January 8, 2010

Book List, Part 2: Middle School

In what seems like forever ago, I posted a reading list for elementary age students. My "plan" was to post a middle school list the following week, but as usual, life happens.

In this case, it was the holidays. Clearly, not my fault.

Speaking of holidays, curiosity got me to wondering, who thought to bunch them all up like that anyway? Why not spread them out a little. Maybe into March. Nothing is really happening in March.

Just a thought.

Back to books...we love them. We read them. We sometimes go hungry, just so we can buy some more.

And like all good parents, we make the kids read too. Somewhere in the midst of "making" them read, they started to enjoy reading.

Funny how that works.

Here's a list of middle school books that we have loved. This is only a "sampler" list though. There isn't enough time or space to list all of the books! Most can be found at the public library. Others can be found online. But don't forget about garage sales, 2nd hand stores, book stores with a "trade-in" policy or a local (or online) paperback swap.

~My Side of the Mountain

~Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

~Carry on, Mr. Bowditch

~Snow Treasure

~Madeleine Takes Command

~A Murder for Her Majesty

~The Ghost in the Tokaido Inn

~The Gammage Cup

~The Sister's Grimm series

~The Twenty-one Balloons

~The Shakespeare Stealer series

~The Hobbit

~The Chronicles of Narnia

~Anne of Green Gables series

~Island of the Blue Dolphins


~The Wolves of Willoughby Chase series

~Number the Stars

~The Trojan War

~The Bronze Bow

~The Sherwood Ring

~The Lightening Thief

~Inkheart Series

~The Thief Lord

~A Wrinkle in Time series

~Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH

~Swiss Family Robinson


~Black Stallion

~The Royal Diaries

~Ella Enchanted

~Esperanza Rising

~Listening for Lions

~Dear America series

~The Saddle Club series

~Hardy Boys series

~Nancy Drew series

Happy reading!


Mountain Home Quilts said...

Thanks for all the suggestions- which out of those would you most reccomend for a 12yr old boy?

Kim said...

My boys have loved The Chronicles of Narnia, The Hobbit, The Shakespeare Stealer books, Swiss Family Robinson, My Side of the Mountain and Huck Finn. These are the books that always seem to be in somebody's hands. Girls included!

SnoWhite said...

I love so many of those books!!

If you have girls... I'd also recommend the Christy Miller Series by Robin Jones Gunn.

I like that you have snow on your background, even though I'm sure you'd enjoy it more in real life :)